Local area guide Area Guide

Garstang is set on the banks of the River Wyre and the town is steeped in history with beautiful architecture. Since 2000, Garstang has become known as the World's First Fairtrade Town. Surrounded by villages and countryside of outstanding natural beauty makes Garstang a sought after location to live.

The Garstang property market is notorious for high demand being set in a particular attractive part of Lancashire with the surrounding countryside, beautiful villages and ideal for commuting between Preston and Lancaster Cities.The average two bed apartment is priced between £125,000 to £150,000. Terraced and semi detached properties up to around £200,000, Detached homes from £200,000 - £350,000 and then character properties or properties with land from £350,000 - £1,000,000's. The rental market is particularly buoyant as rental properties are in short supply for the number of tenants in the area. Rental properties start from £450 for a 1 bed and anything up to £2500 on something a bit special. The most popular rental markets tend to be the two, three and four bed properties ranging from £550 - £1250.

The Garstang area is one of the most popular areas to live in Lancashire and has something for everyone. There are popular housing developments for families, bungalows style properties within walking distance of the town centre and for those looking for a village location, or would like to be in the countryside we have something for them as well.  The schools are particularly good in the area with a choice of nurseries, schools, primary schools and garstang Community Acadamey High School. It is very popular for people moving into the area and very few move away.

"Garstang is known for being the World's First Fairtrade Town in 2000. Its a small market town with a big history. The medieval weinds bring a distinctive character to the High Street and the Market Cross and Greenhalgh Castle act as focal points to the town's historic past.   The Thursday market along the High Street offer a large selection of stalls and is very popular for locals and Tourists.

The manager of Reeds Rains Garstang office Stephen Knott, says it is a great place to live and recently moved into the area himself. The area has something for everyone and its one of the friendliest places he's known.   There are a variety of exciting annual events that run from May to December. It’s a popular location for cycling enthusiasts, walkers and some popular family attractions such as Holly Farm and others.

As a popular residential area, there is a range of popular property types in and around the Garstang. With a wealth of beautiful period properties to more contemporary developments. Properties range from apartment to large detached properties set in Acres of Land. The surrounding villages have some beautiful character properties and as you move further into the countryside some stunning Barn Conversions and Farm Houses.

As one of Garstang's most popular estate agents Reeds Rains has a range has Park Homes, Apartments, Houses, Barn Conversions and Properties with Land for Sale. Garstang itself is very popular for residents but as you move further afield we have properties for Sale in quaint villages such as Church Town and Scorton, waterside locations with properties overlooking the Lancaster Canal and River Wyre, and in the countryside where you will find outstanding natural beauty and views as far as the eye can see.

One of the most popular locations in Garstang is around the town centre for residents looking for the ease of walking in. Scorton is one of the most sought after villages in the area and in the countryside Barnace and Out Rawcliffe are popular.

The price of property to rent in Garstang starts at £450 for a studio flat above some of the local shops in the town centre, rising to £595 for a modern two bedroom apartment.  Houses start at around £550 for a small two bed to £700 for a three bed. For the larger detached properties with four plus bedrooms price range from £950 to around £1500 and for something that little bit special a little bit more. 

Garstang benefits from a diverse selection of popular High Street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include Booths, Sainsbury's and the Co-op for grocery shopping. There are a number of popular Tea Rooms and Cafe's and the indoor market is popular for buying local produce. Singletons Butchers has been on the High Street for generations and anyone looking for the finer item Carr's Jewellers.  The Thursday market along the High Street offer a large selection of stalls including shoes, children's clothes, household goods, plants, books and lots more. 

The Garstang area is very popular for everyone with a range of activities.You can enjoy golfing, cycling, fishing, bird watching, and beautiful walks in the countryside and along the canals and River Wyre. There are a variety of exciting annual events in Garstang and the surrounding villages - from May to December that bring the communities together.

Garstang is an ideal place to live with some beautiful scenery located in the area and Reeds Rains have no trouble convincing potential buyers to make Garstang their home.

Located between Preston and Lancaster cities its ideal for A6 and the M6/M55 Motorway links. The local buses run frequently and go as far as Blackpool for anyone looking to venture that little bit further for a day out at the Seaside.